The 2021 GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace conference was held online from April 21 to May 2. The event featured more than 65 craft classes, discussions, workshops, and meetings with agents and editors for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. Participating writers included poets Nick Flynn and Vievee Francis; fiction writers Alexander Chee, Alex Espinoza, Nancy Johnson, Rebecca Makkai, and Jenny Offill; and nonfiction writers Reyna Grande, Candace McDuffie, and Jess Row. Participating publishing professionals included agents Regina Brooks (Serendipity Literary Agency), Sonali Chanchani (Folio Literary Management), and Michelle Tessler (Tessler Literary Agency), and editors Amber Oliver (Penguin Random House), Katie Raissian (Grove Atlantic), and Steve Woodward (Graywolf Press). Tuition is $269. Manuscript consultations were available for an additional $200, premium workshops for $450, and small group info sessions with agents and editors for $100. The general registration deadline was April 20. Visit the website for more information.
GrubStreet Muse and the Marketplace, P.O. Box 418, Arlington, MA 02476. (617) 695-0075. Hanna Katz, Manager.